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Three-goal second period lifts Erie over Niagara 3-2 for second straight win

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ERIE, Pa. - It took one month and 13 games but the Erie Otters finally have their first winning streak of the season.

Thanks to a three-goal second period, the Otters topped the Niagara IceDogs 3-2 on Friday night in Ontario Hockey League action, earning their second straight win since ending a six-game losing streak.

With Erie (4-6-3) trailing 1-0 after the first period, David Broll, the Otters' top pick in the 2009 OHL draft, poked a rebound past Niagara netminder Petteri Simila on a power play early in the second.

Less than four minutes later, Matthew Paton batted linemate Michael Liambas' pass out of the air and past Simila. Otters captain Zack Torquato scored the eventual winner on a power play goal with 4:44 left in the period.

Freddie Hamilton and Andrew Agozzino replied for the IceDogs (5-6-3), who saw their modest two-game winning streak come to an end.

Ramis Sadikov made 27 saves for Erie, while Simila stopped 29 shots.

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